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Stabæk sweep Linfield aside

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 21.40CET
Stabæk IF 4-0 Linfield FC Stabæk prove too strong for their Northern Irish opponents.

Match statistics

StabækLinfield

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 21.40CET

Stabæk sweep Linfield aside

Stabæk IF 4-0 Linfield FC Stabæk prove too strong for their Northern Irish opponents.

Stabæk IF 4-0 Linfield FC
Norwegian side Stabæk IF virtually guaranteed a spot in the UEFA Cup first round tonight with a 4-0 demolition of Northern Ireland's Linfield FC at the Nadderud stadium.

Change of pace
The hosts could have won the qualifying-round tie by an even wider margin but eased the pace after the interval following well-taken first-half goals from strikers Thomas Finstad, who put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes, and Tryggvi Gudmundsson.

Inspired Andersson
When Gudmundsson struck on 18 minutes, the writing was on the wall for Linfield. The Northern Irish were simply overrun by a home side inspired by their committed captain, ex-FC Wimbledon player Martin Andresen.

Dominant spell
The Irish enjoyed a spell of dominance shortly after the break but still struggled to fashion any meaningful opportunities. Nevertheless, it was just a question of time before the third goal – and there were no surprises when Marel Baldvinsson slammed past goalkeeper Alan Mannus with a raking drive.
 
Win completed
Gudmunsson completed the scoring with his second in the dying stages. His angled shot from distance capped a commanding display from Stabæk, who have little to fear in the away leg.

Last updated: 16/08/02 0.31CET

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Lineups

stabæk

Stabæk

linfield

Linfield

1
KnudsenJon Knudsen
18
MannusAlan Mannus (GK)
2
MuriAndré Muri
2
CollierStephen Collier
4
KjøløMike Kjølø
Yellow Card78
3
McShanePatrick McShane
6
StenvollTom Stenvoll
4
HunterAndrew Hunter
8
AndresenMartin Andresen (C)
5
MurphyDarren Murphy
Yellow Card56
Substitution72
11
T. GudmundssonTryggvi Gudmundsson
Goal17
Goal87
6
KellyRussell Kelly
13
MichelsenChristian Michelsen
7
McBrideJustin McBride
16
HolterChristian Holter
8
DicksonHugh Dickson
17
Peter SandPeter Sand
Substitution53
9
FergusonGlenn Ferguson (C)
Yellow Card84
18
FinstadThomas Finstad
Goal13
Substitution53
10
FeeneyLee Feeney
Substitution45
21
StenersenTommy Stenersen
11
ScatesGarth Scates
Substitution35

Substitutes

22
RotevatnAnders Rotevatn
1
WrightTommy Wright (GK)
10
BaldvinssonMarel Baldvinsson
Substitution53
Goal75
12
ShawStephen Shaw
Substitution45
20
OlsenInge André Olsen
Substitution53
13
KingStuart King
Substitution72
3
FlemAndre Flem
14
PickingMark Picking
Substitution35
Yellow Card66
5
SkistadJohn Skistad
15
GaultMichael Gault
7
HaugerHenning Hauger
16
MorganChris Morgan
15
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg

Coach

Gaute Larsen (NOR) David Jeffrey (NIR)

Referee

Julian Rodriguez Santiago (ESP)

Assistant referees

Salvador Chirino Rivera (ESP), Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez (ESP)

Fourth official

Miguel Angel Perez Lasa (ESP)

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